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C53 Lower Loon Creek Airport
Challis, Idaho, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 29 MARCH 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: C53
Lat/Long: 44-48-31.2163N / 114-48-31.1756W
44-48.520272N / 114-48.519593W
44.8086712 / -114.8086599
(estimated)
Elevation: 4200 ft. / 1280 m (estimated)
Variation: 17E (1990)
From city: 30 miles SW of CHALLIS, ID
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -7 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 83469

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 11/1992
Control tower: no
ARTCC: SALT LAKE CITY CENTER
FSS: BOISE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: BOI (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: UNATNDD
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no

Airport Communications

CTAF: 122.9

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
LKTr234/33.3SALMON VOR/DME113.5013E

Airport Services

Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 16/34

Dimensions: 1200 x 25 ft. / 366 x 8 m
Surface: turf/dirt, in fair condition
RUNWAY 16  RUNWAY 34
Latitude: 44-48.618877N44-48.421667N
Longitude: 114-48.526852W114-48.512333W
Elevation: 4084.0 ft.4098.0 ft.
Gradient: 1.2% UP
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Obstructions: 4 ft. fence, 75 ft. left of centerline40 ft. brush, 50 ft. from runway, 75 ft. right of centerline, 1:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: IDAHO DEPT OF FISH AND GAME
600 S. WALNUT
BOISE, ID 83707
Phone 208-334-3771
Manager: TOM CURET
PO BOX 25
BOISE, ID 83707
Phone 208-756-2271

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft operations: avg 38/month *
56% air taxi
44% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 31 May 2017

Additional Remarks

ARPT LCTD ON A PLATEAU 50 FT TO 75 FT ABOVE THE RIVER.
RY NOT MARKED.
RECOMMEND LAND RY 16; DEPART RY 34 WHEN WIND CONDITIONS ALLOW.
NO WINTER MAINT.
STOCK AND BIG GAME ANIMALS INVOF RY.
RODENT ACTIVITY ADJACENT BOTH SIDES OF RY.
LCTD IN NARROW WINDING RIVER CANYON.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at C53.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KSMN - Lemhi County Airport (44 nm NE)
KMYL - Mc Call Municipal Airport (55 nm W)
KSUN - Friedman Memorial Airport (81 nm S)
KGIC - Idaho County Airport (88 nm NW)
6S5 - Ravalli County Airport (91 nm N)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 22-Apr-2018
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:1312:13
Sunrise06:4412:44
Sunset20:3202:32
Evening civil twilight21:0303:03

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  22-Apr-2018 15:39:57
Local (UTC-6)  22-Apr-2018 09:39:57
 
METAR
KLLJ 
31nm SE 
221455Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 06/M05 A3015 RMK AO2 SLP186 T00611050 50001
KSNT 
39nm S 
221451Z AUTO 00000KT M01/M04 A3019 RMK AO1 SLP190 T10061044 58003
KSMN 
44nm NE 
221456Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 06/00 A3018 RMK AO2 SLP224 T00560000 50001
TAF
KSMN 
44nm NE 
221125Z 2212/2312 VRB06KT P6SM SCT090 FM222300 25007KT P6SM VCSH BKN050 OVC070 FM230100 36010KT P6SM -SHRA BKN040 OVC070
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